sorry for the late reply, busy week here.
In the meantime me and my friend updated to the last version (5.0.20). that worked for a short time. My friend is on mac, he uses the facetime-camera. Since my desktop PC has no dedicated webcam, I connect an android tablet via the app ‘droidcam’. It serves a very steady videostream. The issues now:
-the pop-out video window shows green lines with a faint image.
- if I pop it back in, sometimes it’s ok
- When I press record, the ‘sync’ light turns red, I hear nothing from the performers side anymore and recorded files turn up blank.
- switching projects or just logging out and back in again seems to make the whole sytem rather unstable. Cubase hangs a lot, after closing it in task manager I’m not able to start it again unless I do a full restart of the PC. If I just work on a project without VST connect, everything is rock solid.